flt helmet

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by AH-1, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. AH-1

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    my old flight helmet from the cav.:) my plt had this done when I got short.


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  2. SecPro

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    That is freaking awesome padre
     

  3. Snakedriver

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    Awesome looking helmet AH-1!!!

    Mine's not as cool as yours, but the best I can do.

    335th AHC Gun Platoon at Ft. Riley was callsign Falcon, sorry Atlanta fans.

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  4. AH-1

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    snakedriver that is hot!!!.[​IMG][​IMG]

    I am getting all my junk together and going to give it to my grandson when he gets older.
    found these the other day.I wore them for years until I got captured in a RDF deployment :D

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  5. NGIB

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    Way cool guys. Sadly, I don't even have any pix of my days in uniform much less any memorabilia...
     
  6. c3shooter

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    Tried on part of my uniform the other night, and it still fits. A trifle snug, but still fits. Anybody know how to let dogtags out? :D
     
  7. CA357

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    Good stuff gentlemen.
     
  8. AH-1

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    my ear plugs still fit :D
     
  9. Gordo323

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    AH-1 and Snake, were you both Cobra drivers!
    Awesome to see old school helmets with no tacticool NVG’s etc. screwed onto them. Hell I bet you guys even know how to fly without GPS!
    Great stuff! And on a firearms forum… go figure!
     
  10. Snakedriver

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    Yeah, it was seat of the pants flying and good ol' Kentucky windage without any fancy electronic do-dads. We even had to read maps and use dead reconing to navigate. :cool:

    The new flyers these days would probably crap their pants if they saw the stuff we used to do at night before NVG's were invented. :eek:

    All joking aside, thanks for the complements. :)
     
  11. AH-1

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    hey guys I was a NCO.aircraft weapons and a T.I. with lots of stick time so no I wasn't a pilot.that said they showed us enough to get it home if we had to.
    I got to shoot rockets mini-gun 40mm and later on the 20mm in the AH-1F.never got to shoot a tow due to the $$ factor.I got my master wing wings before I retired (15 years on flt status).we had to log 4 hours a month to stay current.I had more time in hueys/gunner than snakes as it was easier to get time on trash & ass missions.ol snake driver is the real deal pilot but the aircraft was mine.
    one thing I would like to say is we were a tight group and worked as a team.I have had the officers/CWO's out helping from bore sighting to pre to post flights working right beside us.I always had the highest respect for them.
    pete

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  12. Gordo323

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    Thanks for your service gentlemen!
    I have been a helicopter mechanic for 30 years now, I have my private pilots license, but could never hover a helicopter, even though I still try when dual controls are installed, guess it’s not in my DNA.
    So I’ll just keep turning wrenches and riding in the left seat, of course in a Cobra there is no left seat!
    Post more pics, I for one love seeing rockets launched in flight, and the nose mini-gun is the baddest thing ever!
     
  13. AH-1

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    @ 18 first unit 238th AHC
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